mesne lord

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mesne lord

n
(Historical Terms) (in feudal society) a lord who held land from a superior lord and kept his own tenants on it
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Noun1.mesne lord - a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lordmesne lord - a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lord
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm